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    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 14th Oct 16, 7:39 PM
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    My tv only has 1 HDMI port
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    • 14th Oct 16, 7:39 PM
    My tv only has 1 HDMI port 14th Oct 16 at 7:39 PM
    My tv is mounted on the wall, it has the hdmi & power cable buried in the wall & plastered & painted over.
    The one hdmi port is connected to the sky box.
    The tv is not smart.

    I would like to get Netflix's. netflix has Reign & The Crown is coming next month, plus the films are much cheaper than sky cinema.

    I still want to keep sky.

    I'm guessing I could buy a little Apple TV box to get Netflix?

    How do I connect to the tv?

    Can I get anything that I could plug into the non tv end of the hdmi cable that would allow me to connect multiple boxes (or just both). I don't really want to have to keep taking cables in & out, I have them in a unit & it's not easy work on them, I wouldn't want to have to do it to change the channel!

    I don't want to change the tv, it's a pioneer plasma, it's a lovely tv & picture.
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    • karatepet
    • By karatepet 14th Oct 16, 7:46 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 7:46 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 7:46 PM
    one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/REALMAX%C2%AE-Switcher-Splitter-gadgets-Consoles/dp/B01AY8DEUU/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1476470700&sr =1-3&keywords=hdmi-splitter
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 14th Oct 16, 8:06 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:06 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:06 PM
    So the cable that's already in the wall that would go on the non tv end of it?

    Then I could plug the sky box & the Apple TV box (& my DVD player!) into it?
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 14th Oct 16, 8:14 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:14 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:14 PM
    So the cable that's already in the wall that would go on the non tv end of it?

    Then I could plug the sky box & the Apple TV box (& my DVD player!) into it?
    Originally posted by Kim kim
    Yes that's right.
    Je Suis Charlie
    • karatepet
    • By karatepet 14th Oct 16, 9:04 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:04 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:04 PM
    yes thats correct,and it will auto switch from one to the other when you turn them on.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 14th Oct 16, 10:21 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:21 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:21 PM
    Should I get the 5 port rather than the 3?

    Right away I can plug sky box, DVD player & Apple TV into it - might I need the other 2?

    Is there any different apart from number of ports?
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 15th Oct 16, 8:57 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 8:57 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 8:57 AM
    You would also need one of these couplers to join the cable from the wall with a male hdmi plug on it to the splitter which also has a male plug:-

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003RIPURU/ref=pd_sim_107_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=C3E9VYSMDS59 95RV8XWE
    • qsk
    • By qsk 15th Oct 16, 11:58 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:58 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:58 AM
    Make sure you get one with an external power adapter, such as
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-HRS1051-Port-Switch-Remote/dp/B00204ENRK/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1446888609&sr=8-13&keywords=5+port+hdmi+switch
    The power from source through HDMI cable may not be sufficient to drive the switch, as it is not intended to.
    You do not need a coupler for switches like this.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 15th Oct 16, 4:31 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:31 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:31 PM
    Should I get the 5 port rather than the 3?

    Right away I can plug sky box, DVD player & Apple TV into it - might I need the other 2?

    Is there any different apart from number of ports?
    Originally posted by Kim kim
    You only have the 3 devices with a HDMI cable so 1 with 3 ports unless your likely to buy something else that has a HDMI port in the future then buy 1 with 5 ports.
    Je Suis Charlie
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 15th Oct 16, 5:35 PM
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    You would also need one of these couplers to join the cable from the wall with a male hdmi plug on it to the splitter which also has a male plug:-

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003RIPURU/ref=pd_sim_107_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=C3E9VYSMDS59 95RV8XWE
    Originally posted by chrisw
    Make sure you get one with an external power adapter, such as
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-HRS1051-Port-Switch-Remote/dp/B00204ENRK/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1446888609&sr=8-13&keywords=5+port+hdmi+switch
    The power from source through HDMI cable may not be sufficient to drive the switch, as it is not intended to.
    You do not need a coupler for switches like this.
    Originally posted by qsk
    So just to be clear, I need one of each of these?
    • karatepet
    • By karatepet 15th Oct 16, 5:42 PM
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    I dont think you need the joiner as the one i posted the cable is detachable,so your cable from the tv should just slot in.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 15th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    I dont think you need the joiner as the one i posted the cable is detachable,so your cable from the tv should just slot in.
    Originally posted by karatepet
    I didn't quote what you posted as I thought the other one superseded it?

    I thought I had to get the one qsk provided the link to?

    I'm a bit confused now, what do I need?
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 15th Oct 16, 8:57 PM
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    Either one will do the job but the second one is probably better as it has a separate power adapter.

    Whichever one you choose, your lead coming out the wall has a male end on it so you need a switch with a female socket output. The first switch does indeed have a detachable output with a female socket so a coupler is not required - apologies.

    The second one linked to by qsk also has a female socket output so your tv lead would plug straight in.
    Last edited by chrisw; 15-10-2016 at 9:10 PM.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 16th Oct 16, 10:13 AM
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    Either one will do the job but the second one is probably better as it has a separate power adapter.

    Whichever one you choose, your lead coming out the wall has a male end on it so you need a switch with a female socket output. The first switch does indeed have a detachable output with a female socket so a coupler is not required - apologies.

    The second one linked to by qsk also has a female socket output so your tv lead would plug straight in.
    Originally posted by chrisw
    Would you be kind enough to link me the extra bits I need please?

    I'll get this as the main unit?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-HRS1051-Port-Switch-Remote/dp/B00204ENRK/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1446888609&sr=8-13&keywords=5+port+hdmi+switch
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 16th Oct 16, 12:33 PM
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    You don't need any other extra bits, other than maybe some hdmi leads if you don't have enough. The lead from your tv will plug in the output, leads from the other devices will plug into the inputs. If you want the one linked to to be powered (it doesn't have to be but may work more reliably) then you will need a spare mains socket nearby.
    • qsk
    • By qsk 16th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
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    You don't need any extra pieces, apart from cables. The switch has one output port which you plug the cable that connects your TV, and 5 inputs which you connect with devices. The other two ports are power adapter and remote receiver which all come with the package.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 16th Oct 16, 9:01 PM
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    Make sure you get one with an external power adapter, such as
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-HRS1051-Port-Switch-Remote/dp/B00204ENRK/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1446888609&sr=8-13&keywords=5+port+hdmi+switch
    The power from source through HDMI cable may not be sufficient to drive the switch, as it is not intended to.
    You do not need a coupler for switches like this.
    Originally posted by qsk
    This doesn't say it has an ac power source
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 17th Oct 16, 5:22 PM
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    Bump. - any help? I want to order, but I'm not sure the one I've been told to order because it has ac power actually has ac power, can anyone help?
    • Nodding Donkey
    • By Nodding Donkey 17th Oct 16, 7:41 PM
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    This doesn't say it has an ac power source
    Originally posted by Kim kim

    Yes it does
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 18th Oct 16, 6:47 AM
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    Yes it does
    Originally posted by Nodding Donkey
    Is that what this means?

    5v DC Power adapter included for long cable runs or non std HDMI
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